David Angel Segarra

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Russian Response to Sochi Problems Goes Creepily Wrong

The press arrived in Sochi this week for the Winter Olympics, and it did not go well.<p>Tweets, photos and full-on articles told the world of shoddy, …

Pregnant woman kept alive against family's wishes in Texas

The last time Erick Munoz saw his pregnant wife conscious, she had gotten up before 2 a.m. to give their son a bottle.<p>When Marlise didn’t return to bed and with the boy still crying, Erick went in search of her. He found her unresponsive on the kitchen floor, her face blue from lack of oxygen. A …

Ancient Chinese cat bones shake up domestication theory

A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines became the tame pets we know today.<p>Scientists believe it was the cat's appetite that led to domestication. Grain stored by ancient farmers was a magnet for rodents, which in turn …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Cate Blanchett: 'You know you're a pessimist when you win an Oscar and think, "Oh God, I've peaked"'

<b>I've always been pale.</b> It's partly to do with being from Australia, where the hole in the ozone layer is at its most intense, and partly to do with my mother, who very quickly put an end to me sunbathing in baby oil as a teenager. I would go red as a lobster. She told me to accept what I had.<p><b>I lost</b> …

Bill Nye: Future of U.S. economy at stake in Texas Board of Education evolution debate

The Science Guy weighs in on how teaching kids about evolution will impact the U.S. economy well into the future<p>Members of the Texas Board of Education who don't want evolution taught in the state's schools have to contend with there being a legend on the other side of the issue — none other than …

The history of the left-right divide: A centuries-old argument defines our politics, and offers a way forward

The modern divide between liberals and conservatives dates back to Burke and Paine. But there’s also common ground<p>Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine's exceptional concerns about their legacies should not surprise us. They were right to assume that their names and their words, if not their mortal …

Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country

The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," published by Zuccotti Park Press.</i> Reprinted from Truthout.org. with …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Time to End the 'War on Terror' (for Real)

Six months ago, President Obama said that the fearfulness and over-reaction of the 'GWOT' were doing far more harm than good. He was right then, and still is. So why hasn't he matched his -- our -- policies to his words?<p>Seven-plus years ago, I argued in a cover story that the open-ended "war on …

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

[Rumor] Google's New Launcher In Android 4.4 Is Called 'Google Experience' - Here Are Some Things We Are Expecting To See In It

Article Contents<p>Several days ago, I started a series of rumor posts on my personal Google+ account discussing some Android rumors I felt were …

Charles Bukowski on the Ideal Conditions and Myths of Creativity, Illustrated

<b>Charles Bukowski</b> (August 16, 1920–March 9, 1994) — man of outrageous daily routine, curious creature of proud cynicism and self-conscious sensitivity, occasional pessimist with a heartening view of the meaning of life — had a singular way of conveying immutable wisdom in his seemingly simple, often …

10 best Android file explorer apps, file manager apps, and file browser apps

File manager apps are among the most important apps on your device. With them, you can browse your files, find your downloads, manage your storage space, move things around, and a lot more. Not everyone is too keen on file organization because it can be pretty boring, but everyone still needs a …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Sam Rockwell: “My whole career has been an afterlife”

The consummate actor’s actor talks about playing “used-car salesmen” and his gripping new thriller “A Single Shot”<p>“That’s my dog,” says Sam Rockwell as I join him in a cluttered office at Tribeca Enterprises. Well, I knew it wasn’t my dog – and the somnolent German shepherd taking up most of the …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Now Is Not the Time for New Gun Laws

Legislation should never be passed in the heat of a crisis, writes Nick Gillespie.<p>Monday’s horrific mass shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard …

Junot Díaz: “Orson Scott Card is a cretinous fool”

The Pulitzer winner on publishing’s retrograde politics, and how little we really know about our favorite authors<p>My first encounter with Junot Díaz was brief and wondrous. I was grabbing lunch with a few classmates at a hole in the wall in the East Village when I spotted him hunched over a plate of …

The peculiar charm of Benedict Cumberbatch

On 25 July 2010, two unrelated events took place in the space of 60 minutes that would change Benedict Cumberbatch's life for ever. At 9pm that evening, the BBC broadcast episode one of Sherlock. At 10pm, the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel published the first instalment of the Afghan …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Why a Democrat Who Opposed the Iraq War Backs Intervening in Syria

With both Republicans and Democrats split over the prospect, a liberal supporter of American action against the Assad regime says the current situation is neither Iraq nor Rwanda.<p>The prospect of U.S. intervention in Syria has split both political parties even as it has become seemingly inevitable. …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

The Most Powerful Dissent in American History

A smart new book reveals precisely how and why Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind about the first amendment.<p>If there is a more relevant or powerful passage in American law, I am not aware of it. Relevant because it expressed a universal concept -- free trade in ideas -- that 125 years after the …

What is Libertarian Populism?

Amedeo Modigliani Italian painter and sculptor, Primarily a figurative artist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amedeo_Modigliani Posted by Lara

Eli Craven transforms these photos into something entirely new. 

Eli Craven transforms these photos into something entirely new.<p>Our friends over at Ignant said it best,<p>“This simple yet powerful act of folding becomes an exploration in the potential for new meaning through subtraction.”

Painted Shadows in an Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

<i>1000 Shadows</i> is an ongoing project by Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione that features eerie shadows taking residence in abandoned buildings. The painted silhouettes have emerged on the walls, floors, and ceilings of empty rooms and outside deserted homes in So Paulo and Paris. Perhaps the …

Simón Prades brings us into his finely detailed monochromatic world, via his surreal illustrations